A massive 2,100 of you voted in the Speaker poll. Here are the results, and they are extremely interesting...
How do you rate the performance of Mr Speaker Michael Martin?
95% say Michael Martin should step down now. 86% of you think he should go immediately, while 8% think he should go at the next election. 49% of you expect him soon to announce he will go at the next election. 75% of you think Labour MPs will vote tribally for a Labour speaker.
66% of the people who took part in this poll say they will vote Tory at the next election. That's not surprising. This is, after all, a Conservative supporting blog. However, look at who the top two MPs are who you would like to succeed Michael Martin. Not a Tory among them...
Frank Field 19%
Sir Ming Campbell 18%
Sir George Young 15%
Kate Hoey 13%
David Davis 6%
Sir Alan Haselhurst 6%
Ken Clarke 5%
Alan Beith 4%
John Bercow 3%
Keith Simpson 3%
Sir Patrick Cormack 3%
Richard Shepherd 2%
All others were under 2%. This result is particularly interesting when you take into account the same poll from six months ago. Sir Ming Campbell came top with 25%, Sir Alan Haselhurst was second with 19%. Frank Field only scored 10%
When the question changes to "who do you expect MPs to elect" Sir Ming rises to the top again with 28% and Frank Field declines to 12%. Sir George Young is on 10% and Sir Alan Haselhurst 8%.
As I say, I don't pretend this poll is representative of anyone apart from readers of my blog. The only meaningful thing one can draw from this poll is that Conservative supporters would be happy to see Sir Ming Campbell or Frank Field as Speaker, and that Sir Alan Haselhurst's position has worsened because of the events of this week.
For what it's worth, I would still support Sir Alan Haselhurst. I think he has proved he can do the job and would be a steadying influence.